US Boat import to Australia is a new and easy way to purchase a boat. Australia is world-renowned for its beautiful beaches. Because of the numerous beaches, boats are popular in this area. Currently, many exports from South Florida are tax free. Boat importers should only be concerned about the fees to import the boat into the country.
Most Australia boat importers can have a boat to the client within 24 to 26 business days. Many companies can have the vessel delivered to the client within one week or two weeks. The delivery date depends upon how often the carrier sails to this location. Carriers, in general, do not sail to the Australia location as much as Europe and other locations. Clients should consider this when making their purchase.
Australian citizens prefer to purchase boats in South Florida because the selection is greater and often the prices are lower. Clients may select from boats such as the Searay, Silverton, Wellcraft, Bayliner, Four Winns, Rinker, Hatteras or Boston Whaler. These boats may be purchased either new or used depending upon the client’s preference.
Exporters will assist clients in finding boat if they cannot make it to the South Florida area. Simply provide the exporters with the dimensions of the boat, the accessories, the amount of accommodations required and the power necessary, then the exporter will find the boat that will fit your budget and ship the boat to you. Importing a boat into Australia is fairly simple if you follow some basic steps.
You should obtain an import permit from the Federal Department of Infrastructure. Since you will be importing the boat from the United States, you will not have to pay an import duty fee. However, you may have to pay a nominal Good and Service Tax (G.S.T. ). The Australian Import duty is typically 5% on vessels or boats that are under the weight of 150 m/t.
Australia, however, does charge a $3,000 charge in an effort to promote a clean air or climate change initiative. The only way to avoid the air conditioning or refrigeration charge is to ask the exporter or boat dealer to inspect the boat and write a letter stating that the either no air conditioning or refrigeration was found on the boat or that the boat was degassed and removed. Once this letter is written, the charge will be waived.
Clients may also be subject to an Australian Quarantine Wood or Timber charge. This will be charged by the half hour to inspect a vessel made of wood or with wood timber. Even if the boat is packed in wood, the entire boat must be inspected to ensure that no harmful or dangerous insects are transported to another country. The vessel should be fumigated to avoid these problems.
Even with the fees, purchasing a boat in the United States is often more economical than purchasing the boat in Australia. Consider US import to Australia to improve your boat selection and also to avoid some of the hassle involved with shipping the boat independently. Our company will arrange all of your export and import. Contact Marine Connection and enjoy seamless boat import today!